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Psoroptes

noun Pso·rop·tes \ sə-ˈräp-(ˌ)tēz \

medical Definition of Psoroptes

:a genus (the type of the family Psoroptidae) of mites having piercing mandibles and suckers with jointed pedicels, living on and irritating the skin of various mammals, and resulting in the development of inflammatory skin diseases (as mange)

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